JPIC News

The Sultan and the Saint
Mark your Calendars and/or set your DVR!
National Broadcast: December 26, 2017 at 8PM on PBS stations nationwide

Franciscan Action Network (FAN) collaborated with Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) a Muslim film company dedicated to interfaith dialogue and education through media, to produce a new documentary drama entitled The Sultan and the Saint. This film is the first to tell the story of Saint Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al-Kamil of Egypt, using both Christian and Muslim sources.

Viewing Parties:

-FAN has been asked to help set up over 500 viewing parties nationwide.
Even if you DVR the broadcast, and view it at a later time, you will count as a viewing party. Viewing parties can be as few as two, and can be registered as open or closed.
Sign up online to host a viewing party, and invite those in your parish or ministry to do the same.
https://franciscanaction.org/article/host-viewing-party-sultan-and-saint

Some Conventual Franciscan Friar Involvement:

  • World Premier in Washington D.C. – Our Lady of the Angels Province friars, Friar Michael Heine, OFM Conv. & Friar Dennis Mason, OFM Conv. attended and each gave it two thumbs-up!
  • September Screening in Lexington, Kentucky was hosted by Most Reverend John Eric Stowe, O.F.M. Conv., Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington in Kentucky and a friar of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation.
  • Roman Premier for the Franciscan Family and the Muslim community – Will be hosted by our friars at the Seraphicum on May 9th in collaboration with our province’s JPIC Ministry, FAN, and the Pontifical Institute for Islamic Studies.
  • FAN just honored UPF with its annual Cardinal McCarrick Award, given to a non-Franciscan embodies the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. Thank you to Our Lady of the Angels Province friars, Friar Julio Martinez, OFM Conv., Friar Matthew Foley, OFM COnv., Friar Max Avlia, OFM Conv., Friar Manny Vasconcelos, OFM Conv., friar Tim Blanchard, OFM Conv., friar Franck Lino, OFM Conv. and St. Joseph Cupertino friar, friar Chris Garcia, OFM Conv. who all joined Our Lady of the Angels Province Chairman of JPIC (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission) and member of FAN – Friar Michael Lasky, OFM Conv., in attending the event and showing a strong Conventual support for FAN and this inter-faith project!